Gia Forakis
OTOA Founder & Master Teacher

Re-Envisioning The Creative Process, One Thought and One Action at a Time
Theater Director, Theater Artist, Acting Coach ▪ Artistic Director of GF&CO
Founder & Master Teacher One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™
OTOA Creative Life Practice Life Coach
Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11218 USA ▪ Gia4akis@gmail.com
 www.GiaForakis.com | www.GiaForakisandCompany.com | www.OneThoughtOneAction.com


Education


2009 SITI Theatre Co. Intensive Study Viewpoints & Suzuki Columbia University, NYC
2004 MFA Directing, Yale School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1983 BFA Acting, Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program, New York University, NYC
1978-1980 Bennington College, Bennington, VT


Professional Activities


FOUNDER & MASTER TEACHER - One-Thought-One-Action™ (OTOA)

2007 – Current: Offering Studio-Labs, Workshops, Master Classes, Seminars and Private Coaching, in OTOA: Developed by Founder & Master Teacher, Gia Forakis as a method for identifying smaller increments of thought as smaller moments of physical action, the OTOA technique is taught as both a Performance Technique & Training (PTT)for Performers, Directors, Theater Makers, Collaborators & Public Speakers,  and it is taught as a Creative Life Practice (CLP) for anyone in any discipline. OTOA benefits creative thinkers in any field.


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - GIA FORAKIS & COMPANY (GF&CO)

Founded 2011: GF&CO is is a studio-lab dedicated to the application of One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™ through art, ritual and performance, under the Artistic Direction of Theater/Visual Artist and OTOA Founder & Master Teacher, Gia Forakis, and the Associate Artistic Direction of Theater/Visual Artist/Teacher and OTOA Managing Director, Darya Gauthier.


DIRECTING PORTFOLIO:
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PRESS:

OTOA CLP Workshops
APRIL 8, 2017

Gratitude / Generosity

One Day Workshop

Parkway Place Studio, Brooklyn, NY


APRIL 9, 2017

Essence / Nature

One Day Workshop

Parkway Place Studio, Brooklyn, NY


MAY 6, 2017

Observation / Receptivity

One Day Workshop

Parkway Place Studio, Brooklyn, NY


MAY 7, 2017

Vision / Quest

One Day Workshop

Parkway Place Studio, Brooklyn, NY


JUNE 3, 2017

Technique / Discipline

One Day Workshop

Parkway Place Studio, Brooklyn, NY


JUNE 4, 2017

Time / Space

One Day Workshop

Parkway Place Studio, Brooklyn, NY


OCTOBER 29 & 30, 2016
OTOA CLP 2-Day Intensive

TheatreLab, NYC


       OTOA PTT Master Classes


April, May & June, 2017

One Day Studio Labs

TheatreLab, NYC


June 11 & 12, 2016

Two-Day Studio Workshop

TheatreLab, NYC


April 16, 2016 (Guest Speaker)

Yale Leadership Conference

Yale University, New Haven, VT


October 15, 2015 (Two Workshops)

Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

 

August 16-22, 2015 (One-Week Residency)

GF&CO Residency: The Putney School, Putney, VT


June 20-28, 2014 (One-Week Residency)
Novi Sad SERBIA

January 2014
(Two Day Workshop)
Off Square Theater Company, Jackson, Wyoming

July 2013 (One-Week Residency)
International Shakespeare Festival, Bitola, Macedonia

June 24– July 1st, 2012
(Three Workshops)
International Festival of Making Theater, School of Changes, Athens, Greece

January 2010 (Three Day Residency)
KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region One)
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

January 2009 (Three Day Residency)
KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region One)
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

August 2009 (Three Day Workshop)
GAAA (Graduate Acting Alumni Association)
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NYC

December 2007 (One Day Workshop)
Stone Soup Theatre Arts
The Actors Theater Workshop, NYC


OTOA PTT Workshops


FOR UP TO DATE WORKSHOP LISTINGS
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November, 2017
Parkway Place Studio, NYC
- One-Day Introduction: Custom Designed Intensive
for CRVTheatre Ensemble

November, 2016
TheatreLab, NYC
- Two-Day Intensive

June, 2016
TheatreLab, NYC
- Two-Day Intensive

February 2015
440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY
- Two-Day Intensive

September 2013
440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY
- Two-Day Intensive

July 2013
440 Lafayette Street, New York, NY
- Two-Day Intensive

February 2013

Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
- Two-Day Intensive

November 2012,
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
- Two-Day Intensive
- Scene Study Workshop

September 2012
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
– Two-Day Intensive

January 2012
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
– Two-Day Intensive

October 2011
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
– Two-Day Intensive
June 2011
440 Studios, New York, NY
– Two-Day Intensive

April 2011

440 Studios, New York, NY
– One-Day Intensive

February 2011
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
– Two-Day Intensive

November 2010
440 Studios, New York, NY
– Two-Day Intensive

October 2010
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
- 4 classes/4 weeks

August 2010
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
- 4 classes/4 weeks

April-May 2010
Hope Martin Skylight Studios, New York, NY
- 4 classes/4 weeks